COVID-19: 745 new cases in Karnataka, 4 more deaths

COVID-19: 745 new cases in Karnataka, 4 more deaths

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (PTI) Karnataka reported 745 fresh
cases of coronavirus and 4 related fatalities, taking the
total number of infections to 9.31 lakh and the toll to
12,166, the Health department said on Sunday.
The day also saw 855 patients getting discharged after
Out of the 745 fresh cases reported on Sunday, 464 cases
were from Bengaluru Urban alone.
According to the data shared by the health department, an
estimated 58 per cent of designated beneficiaries earmarked
for Sunday have been administered the vaccine.
It said out of 6,327 beneficiaries, 3,699 was achieved on
Sunday at 64 sessions, mostly in private hospitals (on account
of Sunday).
So a total of 17,308 out of 27,753 targeted beneficiaries
have been vaccinated in two days, in 307 sessions held.
As of Jan 17 evening, cumulatively 9,31,997 COVID-19
positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which
includes 12,166 deaths and 9,11,232 discharges, the Health
department said in its bulletin.
It said out of 8,580 active cases, 8,402 patients are in
isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 178
are in ICU.
Out of the 4 deaths reported on Sunday, 2 are from
Mysuru, followed by one each from Bengaluru Urban and
Bengaluru Rural.
Among the districts where the new cases were reported,
Bengaluru Urban accounted for 464, Dakshina Kannada 31,
Tumakuru 26, Belagavi 24, Kalaburagi 21, followed by others.
A total of over 1.59 crore samples have been tested so
far, out of which 98,479 were tested on Sunday alone, and
8,751 among them were rapid antigen tests.
As on date 14 people in the state have tested positive
for UK strain of the virus.
So far 48 UK returnees and 26 primary contacts have
tested positive during the RT-PCR tests, and among them 14
have been confirmed with UK strain, the data in the bulletin
showed. PTI KSU

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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